- LeBron James is averaging nearly 30 points a game this season for the Los Angeles Lakers
- King James recently hit a milestone that no NBA player in history has ever eclipsed and his fellow players and other celebrities all congratulated him
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When the day comes that LeBron James decides to retire, he will finish his career holding more NBA records than most people could ever keep track of. I won’t get into his encyclopedia-sized list of records here other than talk about how the 17-time All-NBA Team player just hit another milestone and it’s the first time in NBA history a player achieved it.
During Sunday’s game between the 9th place Los Angeles Lakers and 1st place Phoenix Suns, LeBron James scored 31 points in 30 minutes and tacked on 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Ultimately, it didn’t even put a dent in Phoenix’s score as the Suns blew the Lakers out 140-111 but LeBron still hit a new NBA milestone in the game.
After recording six assists, LeBron became the first NBA player in history to record 10,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 10,000 assists. By the way, his actual stat line is 36824 points, 10150 rebounds, and 10,004 assists. LeBron shared an image of his new record on Instagram and his fellow athletes and celebrities all lined up to play homage to King James now stands alone with this 10K, 10K, 10K stat line.
Athletes Line Up To Congratulate LeBron James On NBA Record
Jamie Foxx wrote “Congratulations king 👑 the best to ever do it!” Quavo phoned it in with “🔥🔥🔥”. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson commented “Congrats brother!! Big stats #maninthearena”. And the comments from other Instagram accounts with blue checkmarks went on and on. Here are some responses from Twitter as well…
Congratulations @KingJames on becoming the first player in NBA history with 10k+ points, 10k+ assists, and 10k+ rebounds! #Klutch pic.twitter.com/mmdZChCvsb
— Klutch Sports Group (@KlutchSports) March 14, 2022
Congratulations to the One and Only @KingJames on joining his own Club. 30k Points – 10k Rebounds and 10k Assists is literally unreal.. Man Recorded a Triple Double as a Career Stat Line.
— Mos (@mosballin) March 14, 2022
Perseverance. Drive. Virtuosity. That is what it takes to hit milestones time and time again.
With over 36,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 10,000 assists, @KingJames is the first basketball player in @NBA history to reach a career triple quintuple.
Never done making history. pic.twitter.com/9jA965UcVY
— Nike Basketball (@nikebasketball) March 14, 2022
With his 2nd assist tonight, @KingJames became the first NBA player to have at least 10,000 rebounds, and 10,000 assists.
He ranks 7th all-time in assists, and 39th in rebounding.
Meanwhile, he’s just a few games away from becoming the league’s No. 2 all-time leading scorer.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) March 14, 2022
Congrats to @KingJames for 10,000 assists
— pnut (@pnut) March 14, 2022
LeBron James (37) de Los Angeles Lakers pasó la barrera de las 10.000 asistencias y se convirtió en el único jugador en la historia de la @NBA con más de 30.000 puntos, 10.000 rebotes y otras tantas asistencias. @KingJames construyó su récord en 19 temporadas con 4 títulos
— Cesar Augusto Londoño (@cesaralo) March 14, 2022
What’s Next For King James?
As things stand, LeBron James ranks 3rd on the NBA’s All-Time Scoring Leaders list with 36,824 points. LeBron’s just 104 points behind Karl Malone who holds the second spot. James is averaging just a fraction under 30 points/game this season so he will likely overtake the second-place spot in the very near future.
LeBron’s 36,824 points is 1,563 behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who is the NBA’s all-time scoring leader with 38,387. If we take LeBron James’ current scoring average of 30 points/game, it will take LeBron about 52 games to catch Kareem.
There are 82 games in the NBA’s regular season, in case anyone forgot. The Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James have 15 games left in the regular season. After that, they theoretically have 2 play-in games in the NBA Playoffs followed by anywhere from 16 to 28 NBA Playoffs games. So at this rate, LeBron will likely pass Kareem sometime before Christmas.